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Prof. Dr.

Karl Werdan

Year of election: 1999
Section: Internal Medicine and Dermatology
City: Halle
Country: Germany
CV Karl Werdan - Deutsch (pdf)
CV Karl Werdan - Englisch (PDF)


Karl Werdan is active in the fields of internal medicine, cardiology and medical intensive care medicine. Since 1995 he works at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, first (from 1995 to 1999) as Chair of the the Department of Cardiological Intensive Care Medicine and since 1999 as Head of the Department of Medicine III (Cardiology, Angiology, Pulmonary Medicine, Medical Intensive Care Medicine). His scientific interests focus on the fields of cardiological emergency medicine and medical intensive care medicine (acute heart failure, cardiogenic shock, septic cardiomyopathy, autonomic dysfunction in multiorgan failure, sepsis treatment especially sepsis treatment with immunoglobulins).


  • since 2006 Executive Director of the Department of Medicine, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  • since 1999 Full Professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiology and Director of the Department of Medicine III, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
  • 1995-1999 Chair of Cardiological Intensive Care, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
  • 1985 Habilitation, Internal Medicine, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany
  • 1977-1995 Residency/Fellowship in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Medical Intensive Care Medicine, then Senior Cardiologist at the Medical Clinics I, University Hospital Grosshadern, Ludwig-Maximians-Univeristy of Munich, Germany
  • 1975 Final university examinations, thesis and full registration as medical practitioner (“Approbation”)
  • 1967-1973 Academic studies of human medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich


  • since 2009 Honorary Member of the Austrian Society of internal and General Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine
  • 2009 President of the European Section of the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (IACS)
  • 2007-2009 Member, Advisory board, German Cardiac Society
  • 2004-2005 Member, Advisory board, German Cardiac Society
  • 2002-2006 German Society of Internal Medicine
  • 2001-2006 Member, Advisory board, German Society of Medical Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Federal Physician Chamber

Honours and Memberships

  • 2014 Leopold Lichtwitz Award of the German Society of Internal Medicine
  • 2013 Distinguished Leadership / Lifetime Achievement Award der International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences
  • since 2012 Honorary Member of the German Society of Medical Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine  
  • 2011 Fritz-Acker-Award of the German Heart Foundation and the German Cardiac Society
  • 1987 Fraenkel-Award of the German Cardiac Society




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